Author, columnist and professor at Columbia University, John McWhorter speaks onstage during the New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference at New York Times Building on September 17, 2015 in New York City. McWhorter recently released “Words on the Move: Why English Won’t – and Can’t – Sit Still (Like, Literally).”
Author, columnist and professor at Columbia University, John McWhorter speaks onstage during the New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference at New York Times Building on September 17, 2015 in New York City. McWhorter recently released “Words on the Move: Why English Won’t – and Can’t – Sit Still (Like, Literally).” Neilson Barnard Getty Images for New York Times
Author, columnist and professor at Columbia University, John McWhorter speaks onstage during the New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference at New York Times Building on September 17, 2015 in New York City. McWhorter recently released “Words on the Move: Why English Won’t – and Can’t – Sit Still (Like, Literally).” Neilson Barnard Getty Images for New York Times

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